Cubs History
September 1


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September 1, 1971
Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs defeat Montreal 5-2 at Wrigley Field.  Jenkins defeats the Expos with both his pitching arm and his bat as he hits 2 home runs and drives in 3 runs.

Cubs History-September 1



September 1, 1939
Gabby Hartnett of the Cubs catches his 1,722nd game of his career.  A new major league record for catchers (at the time).     He breaks the record set by Ray Schalk.

September 1, 1963
For the 2nd consecutive day, the Cubs defeat the Colts on a 9th inning walk-off victory.  On Sept 31st, the Cubs need 5 runs and an Ellis Burton walk-off grand slam.  On this day, a Ron Santo walk-off double drives in Lou Brock for a 4-3 Cubs victory.

September 1, 1968
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Astros 2-0.  Don Kessinger gets 4 hits, Ron Santo hits a 2-run home run & Bill Hands pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout.

September 1, 1971
Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs defeat Montreal 5-2 at Wrigley Field.  Jenkins defeats the Expos with both his pitching arm and his bat as he hits 2 home runs and drives in 3 runs.

September 1, 1972

At Wrigley Field, Elrod Hendricks hits 2 home runs and the Cubs score 9 runs in the 7th inning to defeat the Padres 14-3. 

September 1, 1975
At Busch Stadium, Andre Thornton homers twice for the Cubs in a 6-3 loss to the Cardinals. 

September 1, 1978
Bill Buckner scores 2 runs, walks once, has 2 doubles, a home run & 4 RBI as the Cubs score in every inning (8) in a 14-11 victory over the Astros at Wrigley Field.  Bobby Murcer, Manny Trillo & Dave Radar also homer in this game. 

September 1, 1992

At Wrigley Field, Ryne Sandberg homers twice in a 13 inning loss to the Dodgers 5-4. 

September 1, 1996
the Cubs, Dave Swartzbaugh & John Schmoltz have a pitcher's duel that takes a 1-1 game into extra innings.  Ryne Sandberg wins it for Cubs with a walk-off RBI single for a 2-1 victory over the Braves at Wrigley Field in 12 innings.  It is Swartzbaugh's first MLB start and he pitched 8 innings, giving up just one run and keeping the Cubs in the game against John Smoltz and the Braves.  He will start just 7 games in his MLB career (Cubs, 1995-1997), but he will not earn an MLB victory, with a record of 0-3 for his MLB career.

September 1, 2015
Kyle Schwarber's 2-run home run in the 7th inning gives the Cubs a 5-4 win in Cincy against the Reds.  

September 1, 2017
At Wrigley Field, John Lackey & 3 Cubs relievers combine on a 4-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Braves 2-0.